The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Zach Duke got seven outs and got himself a single in his quest to get paiiiid next year, so good for him. He'll also get a TJNMHSotG on his mantle.
Choo went 2-4 with a triple, and Ludwick also had a 2-4 day. It's nice to see Choo succeeding against some lefties. It's nice to see Ludwick succeed against anyone.
- The Reds managed to do the rare "no runs on three hits" thing in the first.
- The Mets, however, got 4 runs on 6 hits in the second. And ended Leake's day. Welp.
- Both of the Reds' RBIs came on groundouts, one by Mesoraco and one by Votto.
- The final score of this game was Reds 2, Mets 4.
Vic Black had a saucy thing to say after notching the save, thanks to Sheldon's recap:
You want to break people's hearts. So to be able to get that feeling of knowing how to play these games and what to do in these situations and these environments is huge. And especially against the Reds, I've never really liked the Reds.
He says his uncle always told him to hate the Reds. Not sure what a kid born in '88 in Amarillo, TX could have against the Reds, but you know what? Great. I come from the "I was put on this Earth to ruin someone's day" school of sporting competition, and I'm glad to see that Vic was an underclassman when I was there. He was traded from the Pirates (who hate the Reds) for Marlon Byrd (whom Joey Votto had the great anti-Cubs dig at), so I'm glad to see this parallel universe of Reds hatred."Vic Black" is also a great dastardly name, like someone played by Edward G. Robinson in a black-and-white B-movie. So I'm glad this happened.
Series finale is at 12:35 ET today; Dice-K versus Mat. See y'all there.